LOME, TogoMTN has announced a collaboration with Africa’s leading independent banking group, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) , enabling both companies to leverage each other’s assets that will ultimately offer more value to their respective customers across the continent. MTN’s large subscriber base, comprehensive distribution, innovative digital products and drive for mobile financial services are being linked with Ecobank’s trail blazing digital banking products to provide instant bank accounts and remittances through Africa’s largest bank by network. The two entities, with an extensive footprint on the continent, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop this partnership agreement, which will allow them to innovate and enhance access to affordable finan
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: The Single Customs Territory (SCT) is a stage towards the full attainment of the Customs Union attainable by the removal of duties and other restrictive regulations and/or minimization of internal border customs controls on goods moving between Partner States with an ultimate realization of free circulation of goods. The SCT aims at improving clearance times, reducing the cost of doing business, enhancing application of cross border ICT systems and improving coordination of the private and public sector agencies among others. The East African Community has been implementing the Single Customs Territory (SCT) progressively since 2014. So far, we have witnessed full roll-out of imports and intra-EAC trade onto the SCT. During the Sectoral Council on Trade,
Mukono Wednesday March 14th, 2018 The government of Uganda has accredited two medical programs to be run by Uganda Christian University. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Dental Surgery are the some of the new UCU academics programs accredited by the National Council for Higher Education. The accreditation of the above academic program is communicated in a letter dated February 26, 2018 from Prof. Apuda Asibo the Executive Director National Council for Higher Education to Uganda Christian University. It announces accreditation of six new academic courses and re-accreditation of five other existing courses. The new courses are; Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Development Economics, Bachelor of Proje...
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, FINCA Micro-Finance Bank , a leading financial institution in Tanzania is marking its 20 years of serving and creating impact in Tanzania.The bank was established in 1998 as a microfinance institution providing loans to SMEs and entrepreneurs and it has now evolved into a full-fledged bank that offers innovative products and services.The celebration that was attended by over 300 guests who included FINCA Board of Directors, management, staff and the top management from FINCA global network kicked off with a colorful Dinner Gala at the Dar es Salaam’s Serena Hotel where FINCA re-affirmed its commitment to continue being a leading force in driving financial inclusion in the country. The President and CEO of FINCA Impact Finance, Andree Simon
Kampala, Uganda: Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has called upon fellow Heads of State of the member countries of the East African community (EAC) to continue on the path of connecting the region and internal investment in infrastructure in order to boost production and productivity. The President made the remarks today at the Munyonyo Speke Resort Hotel in Kampala during the Joint Heads of State Retreat on Infrastructure and Financing and Development held under the theme ‘Deepening and Widening Regional Integration Through Infrastructure and Health Sector Development in the EAC Partner States.” Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, Joseph John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania and Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan attended the retreat. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda is being represen
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia: Ethiopia:U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor officially opened a three-day regional U.S. Alumni Global Health workshop on February 6, 2018 at the Capital Hotel. The workshop brings together twenty two alumni of U.S.-government sponsored exchange programs from Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, and Tanzania, with the aim of sharing best practices for communicating public health information. The workshop will also provide participants with tools to promote health-seeking behavior through the use of data and health communication strategies and would support the development of a community of State exchange alumni who are active in public health. In opening remarks Ambassador Raynor said, “When we fail to provide for the health of our citizens, we feel
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania Merck Foundation conducts their post-training evaluation for their first graduate of ‘Merck Oncology Fellowship Program’ in Tanzania Merck Foundation commits to long-term partnership with Uganda minister of health through providing one and two years oncology fellowship in India, Egypt, and Malaysia for Ugandan doctors Following the ‘We Can. I can’ theme of ‘World Cancer Day 2016-18’ Merck Foundation commits to building cancer care capacity in Africa and developing countries Merck Foundation a non-profit company and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany marks ‘World Cancer Day 2018’ to create awareness around cancer and build cancer care capacity with the aim to increase the limited number of oncologists across Africa and develo
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania: Helium One, University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) hold workshop on Helium Gas in Dar es Salaam. Helium One announces sponsorship of two UDSM students for MSc Programme at Oxford University. Helium One the mineral exploration company that has been conducting surveying and exploration activities for helium in the Rukwa Region, in partnership with the Geology Department of the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) and Oxford University, had organized a one-day workshop at UDSM to build local capacity and awareness on the origin, exploration and development of helium in Tanzania. Held at the Council Chamber, University of Dar es Salaam, the workshop’s main objective was to bring together experts/scientists and key stakeholders from local, na